Russian jet fighter buzzes two US spy planes over Black Sea

MOSCOW, July 30 (Reuters) – A Russian Su-27 jet fighter buzzed two U.S. reconnaissance planes on Thursday after they had...

MOSCOW, July 30 (Reuters) – A Russian Su-27 jet fighter buzzed two U.S. reconnaissance planes on Thursday after they had approached the Russian border over the Black Sea, the Russian defense ministry said.

It said the Russian fighter approached the U.S. strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 and P-8A Poseidon patrolling plane.

“The American reconnaissance planes were not allowed to breach the Russian Federation's state border,” the ministry said in a statement.

A similar incident took place on Monday over the Black Sea. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin Editing by Alexandra Hudson)

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